# Building a Roubo Workbench with Popular Woodworking
Are you a woodworker in need of a reliable workbench? Look no further than the Roubo workbench. In this vintage Popular Woodworking video, master woodworker Christopher Schwarz walks you through the process of building this essential tool using hand tools and a bit of power tool muscle.
Originally designed by 18th century woodworker Andre Roubo, this workbench is simpler and stouter than any other bench Schwarz has seen. It can handle every major woodworking and workholding operation, making it a must-have piece for any serious woodworker.
To build this bench, Schwarz emphasizes the importance of workholding on boards’ faces, edges, and ends. He walks through each step of the process, from building the top to adding a quick-release vise and dog holes along the front edge.
Watch this informative video and get started on building your own Roubo workbench. For more plans and information, visit [Popular Woodworking](https://www.popularwoodworking.com/article/the-return-of-roubo/).
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In this vintage Popular Woodworking video, follow along with Christopher Schwarz as he builds a Roubo workbench using a lot of hand tools (and a little bit of power tool muscle, too).
Get plans and more on this Roubo workbench here: https://www.popularwoodworking.com/article/the-return-of-roubo/Christopher Bates